University of Michigan

Recognition Societies

Throughout the University's history, gifts from generous alumni and friends have been vital to Michigan's becoming one of the world's premier educational institutions. Our donor recognition programs extend our gratitude to those who have invested their time and resources.

The Presidential Societies

The Presidential Societies, named for former Michigan presidents who made indelible marks on the University, recognize donors who have made significant gifts. Individual donors are eligible when their cumulative giving total reaches $25,000, including pledges and matching gifts.

Presidents Club $25,000
Henry P. Tappan Society $50,000
Harry B. Hutchins Society $100,000
Alexander G. Ruthven Society $500,000
James B. Angell Society $1,000,000
Erastus O. Haven Society $5,000,000
Marion L. Burton Society $10,000,000


For additional information, call 734.615.4203  or email us at

The John Monteith Legacy Society

John Monteith (1787-1868) was a founding father and president of the institution that became the University of Michigan. Donors who support the University with an estate plan gift provide the foundation for future academic excellence and are recognized with membership in the John Monteith Legacy Society. Through their generosity, Monteith Society members demonstrate how one generation can help those to come.

If you would like to learn about creative ways to support to the University of Michigan, including gifts that pay you an income for life or other ways to include the University in your estate plan, please visit our Estate & Planned Gifts section, call 866.233.6661, or email us at

The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309.

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